Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Slob is a Four Letter Word

I'm not dead.

But I may as well be.

I haven't left the house for 2 days.

I have to write 9000 words by next Monday.

My plan is not to leave the computer 'til then, save a trip to the library.

When I have this much stuff to do & this much stress, I start living hand-to-mouth.

Yesterday I only put on pants because I had to answer the door... for the pizza delivery man.

(N.B. I don't cope well with pressure.)

For your enjoyment, here's a before and after...

How I normally look (all-day, everyday):

>>Note the intense fabulousness and easy grace.

How I look when in study-mode:

>>Note the 1.25 litre bottle of Coke, the Kylie CD, the hovel-like surrounds, the lank hair, the crazed and bloodshot eyes.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keepittogether, keepittogether, keepittogether. Your setup looks reasonably well-ordered. I'd love to show a picture of my desk and bedroom floor, but I can't find the camera amidst all the junk.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey alex,
dont worry next monday's not that far away and im sure you'll be all done by then! if it helps i also have no life so you can call me anytime you need a study break or distraction. however, i'm not quite at the non-pants wearing stage.

good luck.

lots of love,

5:05 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...

Well, at least you don't respond to stress like me (i.e. by not doing anything at all and instead going out and spending money).

Good luck with it all, but I'm sure you'll be fine.

6:02 PM  
Blogger ManicLovely said...

I so knew you'd have posted a blog entry! Im not impressed missy! You refuse to go the Sexyland with me because you have to work but you're posting fucking blogs?? AGH!
Your hilariously entertaining entry does not make me less mad at you.

The Sexyland visit (without you)was extremely traumatic, something I will continue to resent you for.

7:35 PM  
Blogger divinetrash said...

Svet; I wrote that post in all of ten minutes during yesterday's lunch break, (although I added the photos later in my pre-bed internet reward time). Having a few scheduled breaks during the day (using internet time as a self-motivating bribe), and driving to Fawkner to watch a friend run an errand are really two different things, so you really have no right to be pissed off.

P.S. I'm writing this comment in my pre-bed internet reward time.

P.P.S. What happened at Sexyland?

P.P.P.S Thanks to everyone else for your votes of confidence. I wish I'd read them before I sat on the floor crying and feeling like a failure this afternoon... Le sigh, I'm the biggest wimp.

10:26 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

Despite the fact that it's been years since I've had to write essays, I still wake up sweating in the middle of the night, convinced I have missed multiple due dates and am about to fail.

Education: the nightmare that never ends.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can sympathise/empathise/whichever one of those is the right one. although i only have 2500 words to go by monday. they just dont bloody write themselves.
did you make that dress in the top photo? i reckons i saw that material at savers. its awesome.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didnt mean to offend you with the above comment by the way. i dont mean to say that you are cheap and have to make clothes with material from savers. i dont even know you. but its a very cool dress.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like only yesterday you left your mind behind? Yeah, definitely a bad time of year, though both photos are pretty damn awesome.

Hey, only four days to go. I'm sure you'll destroy them. Econometrix is currently less than riveting.

Freakin' Joan Baez stuck in my head now.

(this is Rob btw)

4:44 PM  
Blogger russ said...

At least you are writing. I've been wasting time trying to create inspirational playlists for myself, from the first word of each song. Here is my latest:

Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
To The Workers of the Rockford River... - Sufjan Stevens
Start All Over - Kula Shaker
Writing to Reach You - Travis
These 3 Sins - Gomez
Damn, I Wish I Were Your Lover [live] - Sophie B. Hawkins
Things the Grandchild Should Know - eels
This Mess We're In - PJ Harvey
Way Down - Tori Amos
I Deserve It - Madonna
Can You Forgive Her- - Pet Shop Boys
Sleep - The Dandy Warhols

And here is one for you...

Don't Be Light - Air
Panic - The Smiths
Alexandra Leaving - Leonard Cohen
And She Was - Talking Heads
You Were the Last High - The Dandy Warhols
Will You Remember- - The Cranberries
Be Firm - Max Sharam
Fine Time - New Order
P.S. - James
Yes, Anastasia - Tori Amos
All I Need - Air - Beth Hirsch
Easy - Dandy Warhols
Grace Kelly Blues - Eels

9:33 PM  
Blogger Daniel said...


That Old Devil Called Love - Billy Holiday
Man In A Suitcase - The Police
Has That Train Gone - James Jameson
Too Much, Too Young - The Specials
Free - Donovan Frankenreiter
Time - Pink Floyd
But Beautiful - James Morrison
So What - Miles Davis
Do That Stuff - Parliament
I Know But I Don't Know - Blondie
Obviously 5 Believers - Bob Dylan

Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Should I Stay or Should I Go? - The Clash
Go With The Flow - Queens of the Stone Age
And Your Bird Can Sing - The Beatles
Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me - Charles Mingus
Some Might Say - Oasis
Work Song - Nina Simone
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
Once Upon A Time In The West - Ennio Morricone

Never Grow Old - Toots and the Maytals
! (Song Formerly Known As) - Regurgitator

10:02 PM  
Blogger Martie said...

You're still cute!

Good luck with the words

10:03 PM  
Blogger divinetrash said...

Sarah: I'm not in the least bit offended! I wish I was creative enough to make a dress, but sadly I bought it from that really dodgy curiosity shop on Sydney Rd (the one that used to be where Frau Skill is, but has since moved to a dodgier location down an alley).

Rob: Now we both have Joan Baez in our head. Thanks for that.

Russ: Thanks very much for my playlist. Hopefully the subliminal messages will have a positive effect on my nerves.

Dan: Stop procrastinating!

Martie: Thanks for the vote of confidence.

And, now; it's back to work!

11:15 AM  

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